Interpol has put two Russians on the wanted list for an explosion of saltpeter in the port of Beirut. The explosion killed 190 people.

Interpol has put two Russian citizens on the wanted list in connection with the investigation into the  explosion of saltpeter in the port of Beirut in August 2020.

We are talking about the captain of the vessel on which the saltpeter was delivered, Boris Prokoshev, as well as the owner of the vessel, Igor Grechushkin. Together with them, the Portuguese Jorge Moreira, who bought this saltpeter at a factory in Georgia, was put on the wanted list.

The announcement on the wanted list by Interpol was made at the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Lebanon.

The so-called “red notice” (red notice) was issued in relation to the Russians and the Portuguese. It has a lower priority than an international arrest warrant: the member countries of Interpol do not need to search for these people, but if their location becomes known, they must be detained.

Prokoshev told RBC that he was “shocked” by the wanted list. “In the end, for that matter, we were not transporting the cargo to Lebanon, but to Mozambique. And this is not my fault, they themselves detained the ship in Beirut, did not release it from the port, ”the sailor said.

Grechushkin and Prokoshev were arrested in absentia by a court in Lebanon back in October 2020.

(C)MEDUZA 2021

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